Etage Projects (DK)

Etage Projects is a Copenhagen-based art and design gallery specialising in a cross-aesthetic method. Actively questioning and pushing the lines between art and design, abstraction and function, Etage Projects works with creatives who form their praxis in-between established notions of contemporary art and design, thereby seeking to extend and to enrich the field of collective and interdisciplinary culture. The gallery was founded in 2013 and has grown to become an influential, ambitious platform, customary to leading international fairs, exhibition venues, magazines and publications. Etage Projects has among others exhibited at Design Miami, Design Miami/Basel, Chart Art Fair, NOMAD Monaco, NOMAD St. Moritz and Salon Art + Design, New York.

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CHART

For CHART 2022, Etage Projects will present a conceptual installation exploring different interpretations of light. Including works by: Anna Aagaard, Soft Baroque, Kueng Caputo, Bahraini—Danish, FOS, Jean-Pascal Flavien, Minjae Kim, Sabine Marcelis, Karl Monies, Chloé Royer, Guillermo Santoma, and Superpoly, the group presentation will be realized as an immersive scenography incorporating works by artists who are represented by the gallery and artists who the gallery has shown only a few times before.

Anna Aagard, Flirtatious, 2020, Polyurethane foam, styrofoam, triaxial fiber, acrylic resin, 167 x 153 x 99 cm

Sabine Marcelis, Stacked, Fountain, 2021, resin, travertine, cable systems, 170 x 50 x 50 cm

Guillermo Santomá, Room Light, 2022, closed cell aluminium foil, Led, water bottle, 160 x 50 x 70 cm

Minjae Kim, Floor Lamp, 2022, quilted fiberglass, resin, bamboo, wood, 120 x 71 x 54 cm

Superpoly, Rock Torch L Lampadaire, 2021, rock, stainless steel, nylon net, ceramic, light bubble, 140 x 30 cm

FOS (DK)

FOS has the unique ability to make the complicated understandable through his unparalleled course of design, while challenging himself, the audience and the art world. FOS’ total installations — which he refers to as Social Design — embrace poetry and humor, while at the same time assuming a critical tone. The installations achieve maximum impact only by virtue of the audience and the activities they reflect on the work.

Born Thomas Poulsen, Danish artist FOS (b. 1971) is currently based in Venice, while his studio is based in Copenhagen. Selected exhibitions counts Hands worn smooth by coins at Copenhagen Contemporary, Palimpsest — Hands Worn Smooth by Coins at SCAD, ’palim(p)sesy/ at Nils Stærk, Leaking Fountain, Pool Temporary at Etage Projects, The Original Designer’s Workshop at Etage Projects, Koøje at Kunsthal Charlottenborg. FOS has created several permanent works, among others the interior for Marienborg, The Prime Minister’s residency and the interior for all of the CÉLINE shops from 2012 to 2018.

Petite Floor Lamp

Wood, brass, concrete, 120 x 45 cm
2021

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Skin Carpet 1

Polymid, 220 x 150 cm
2021

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Skin Carpet 3

Polymid, 220 x 150 cm
2021

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FOS, Skin Carpet 4, 2021, polymid, 220 x 150 cm

Karl Monies (DK)

Karl Monies is particularly known for his series of decorative lidded containers, jars, and pots adorned externally by multi-coloured climbing rope and finished with oversized cork lids. A trained painter and part-time fine jewellery designer, Monies is somewhat of a stranger to utilitarian design objects, which he approaches with the naïveté of an amateur, a humble student. His on-going series of ceramic containers embrace design thinking only to interrogate it and undermine it from within, resulting in a line of aesthetically compelling, esoterically symbolic, and deeply humane objects that seem both ancient and hyper-contemporary, silly and sublime.

Karl Monies (b. 1984) earned his BFA from the Slade School of Fine Arts and subsequently took up a residency at Bangkok University. He is now based in Copenhagen and his recent exhibitions include ARCANA and CAMO at Etage Projects, Le Hasard et la Nécessité” at the CCA in Andratx, Mallorca, “Masters of Laurels” at Rumpelstiltskin, New York (2019) as well as he has exhibited with Etage Projects at Design Miami/ Basel, Design Miami and NOMAD St. Moritz.

CCLIV

Glazed stoneware, cork, rope, 47 x 38 x 38 cm
2021

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CCLIII

Glazed stoneware, cork, rope, 49 x 57 x 15 cm

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CCLVII

Glazed stoneware, cork, rope, 66 x 37 x 39 cm
2021

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CCLXV

Glazed stoneware, cork, rope, 63 x 32 x 32 cm
2021

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Chloé Royer (FR)

Transforming materials or choreographic movement, Chloé Royer explores the potential of metamorphosis latent in all things, inanimate or alive. Playing with the concept of disequilibrium, this artist creates unusual forms and unexpected combinations. Ultimately, her works exist on the points of connection between things, such as skin on skin or surface to surface. She creates hybrids that defy categorisation — being neither human, animal nor thing, disrupting taxonomies and baffling our perceptions. As such, the artist blurs identities and makes us feel at ease with the strange.

Chloé Royer (b. 1989, FR) lives and works in Paris France. She holds an MFA from the École des Beaux-Art in Paris and studied at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. In 2021, she received the FahrArt prize and has been artist in residency at the CND Centre National de la Danse in Pantin and at AMA in Athens. Earlier this year, she exhibited with Etage Projects at NOMAD St. Moritz.

(Stool I)

Polystyrene, epoxy resin, glass fabric, steel, epoxy paste, PU paint, 85 x 35 x 38cm
2020

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(Stool II)

Polystyrene, epoxy resin, glass fabric, steel, epoxy paste, PU paint, 85 x 50 x 28 cm
2020

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(Stool III)

Polystyrene, epoxy resin, glass fabric, steel, epoxy paste, PU paint, 85 x 50 x 60 cm
2020

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(Throne)

Polystyrene, epoxy resin, glass fabric, steel, epoxy paste, PU paint, 150 x 26 x 55 cm
2020

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Soft Baroque (UK)

Soft Baroque focuses on creating work with conflicting functions and imagery, without abandoning beauty or consumer logic, blurring the boundaries between acceptable furniture typologies and conceptual representative objects. The refined and simplified forms of their works reflect principles of mid-century design, while at the same time veering towards conceptual territory by evoking the malleability of how objects are seen and mediated today. Processed materials manufactured for the domestic interiors are manipulated to unconventional ends.

Soft Baroque - Nicholas Gardner (b. 1988) and Saša Štucin (b. 1984) - has exhibited at the V&A, Christie’s, Somerset House, the Design Museum in London, Swiss Institute, Friedman Benda and Patrick Parrish Gallery in New York, A Palazzo Gallery in Brescia, Etage Projects in Copenhagen, Depot Basel in Basel, Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, Collective Design in New York, Nomad in Monaco and St. Moritz, Design Miami/ Basel and latest at this year’s Venice Art Biennale.

Lipos Shelf

European oak, dye, brass fittings, 188 x 118 x 2 cm
2020

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Soft Metal Chair

Anodized Aluminium, 67 x 67 x 46 cm
2020

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TAN Bench (3_7)

Poplar, stainless steel, leather handcrafted by Marsèll, 50 x 200 x 47 cm

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TAN Bench (6_7)

Poplar, stainless steel, leather handcrafted by Marsèll, 50 x 203 x 46 cm
2020

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Jean-Pascal Flavien (FR)

Jean-Pascal Flavien’s practice combines elements from architecture, sculpture, and the performative, to create works that are both precise and concrete but also poetic and evocative. His altered domestic objects, such as chairs, tables, outlets or blinds draw attention to the way in which design and architecture shape our experience of space but also how they can more fundamentally determine our experience of ourselves and of others.

Jean-Pascal Flavien (b. 1971) work has been presented in solo exhibitions at Centre d'Art Contemporain du Parc Saint Léger, France; HEDAH/Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht; Kunstverein Langenhagen; Musée d'Art Contemporain de Rochechouart, and in group exhibitions in Centre Pompidou and Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Tate Modern London; Marta Museum , Herford; Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin; Museum M, Leuven; Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Kunsthaus Bregenz; Carré d’Art, Nîmes; Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster; MUSAC Leon; Le Plateau, Paris; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Capacete, Rio de Janeiro; Villa Arson, Nice; Biennale de Lyon.

'Beautiful chairs agonise' Chair

Carbon fiber, epoxy resin, paper, 73h x 67w x 49d cm
2019

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'Broken designs for undead furniture' Chair

Carbon fiber, epoxy resin, paper, 73h x 54w x 48d cm
2019

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'Broken hideous executing' Chair

Carbon fiber, epoxy resin, paper, 77h x 61w x 50d cm
2019

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'I design your luxury death' Chair

Carbon fiber, epoxy resin, paper, 66h x 62w x 64d cm
2019

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'In this wretched life’ Chair

Carbon fiber, epoxy resin, paper, 71h x 59w x 46d cm
2019

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'Mutilated manufacturers will stab skulls' Chair

Carbon fiber, epoxy resin, paper, 73h x 58w x 62d cm
2019

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